THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:

DUE TO COVID-19, SCHOOL HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER. WHILE WE AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS IN REGARDS TO COURSEWORK, ALL CENTERVILLE FACULTY MEMBERS HAVE BEGUN PROVIDING GUIDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMING DAYS. STAY STRONG, BLUE FAMILY.

Monday, 4/6 – Practice Ideas: Focus on Melody, Scales and Rudiments

Tuesday, 4/7 – Practice Ideas: Focus on Tone, Scales and Rudiments

Wednesday, 4/8 – Practice Ideas: Focus on Phrasing, Scales and Rudiments

Thursday, 4/9 – Practice Ideas: Focus on Technique, Scales and Rudiments

Friday, 4/10 – Practice Ideas: Focus on Sight-reading (try http://www.sightreadingdfactory.com), Scales and Rudiments


GUIDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

HS Concert Band (Blue Symphonic Winds) – Monday, April 6

Woodwinds & BrassPercussion
1) Practice three (3) Fussell scales for 5 minutes each. Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 16-measure excerpt (lyrical or technical) from your current band music for 10 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Complete Unit 5 Activity 4 Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.
SNARE DRUM/PRACTICE PAD
1) Practice three (3) rudiments for 5 minutes each (choose 1 roll rudiment, 1 diddle or flam rudiment, 1 drag rudiment). Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 16 measure excerpt of music for 10 minutes (does not need to be current band music). Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Complete Unit 5 Activity 4 Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.

Beginning Concert Band – Monday, April 6

All Band Members
1) Practice Page 44 #1-20 (Rhythm Studies) Practice through these exercises for at least 10 minutes today.
2) Practice Page 20 (March Across the Seas–audio play-along file is below) for 15 minutes. Pay attention to key signatures, repeat signs, articulations and dynamics!
3) Complete Unit 2 Activity 1 worksheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.

HS Jazz Band (Blue Note) – Tuesday, April 7

ALL MEMBERS
1) Practice three (3) scales of your choice plus your chromatic scale for a total of 15 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 32-measure excerpt (lyrical or technical) from your current band music for 10 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Make an audio recording of your selected excerpt (they may not be perfect, but that’s okay) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a short verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.

8th Grade Band – Tuesday, April 7

All Band Members
1) Practice pg. 42 (Chromatic Scale) and use your fingering chart as needed. Practice through this scale for at least 10 minutes today.
2) Practice pg. 6 #25 & 26 today for 15 minutes. Be sure to play expressively with dynamics and correct key signatures.
3) Make an audio recording of your choice (chromatic scale or exercise) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a short verbal self-evaluation of what went well today, what you thought about the sightread website and what you need to work for next class.

#25 Warm-up: Spanish Hymn
#26 Gentle Zephyr

HS Concert Band (Blue Symphonic Winds) – Wednesday, April 8

Woodwinds & BrassPercussion
1) Practice three (3) Fussell scales for 5 minutes each. Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 16-measure excerpt (lyrical or technical) from your current band music for 10 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Complete Unit 5 Activity 5 Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.
SNARE DRUM/PRACTICE PAD
1) Practice three (3) rudiments for 5 minutes each (choose 1 roll rudiment, 1 diddle or flam rudiment, 1 drag rudiment). Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 16 measure excerpt of music for 10 minutes (does not need to be current band music). Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Complete Unit 5 Activity 5 Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.

Beginning Concert Band – Wednesday, April 8

All Band Members
1) Practice Page 44 #1-20 (Rhythm Studies) Practice through these exercises for at least 10 minutes today.
2) Practice Page 20 (Procession from Water Music–audio play-along file is below) for 15 minutes. Pay attention to key signatures, repeat signs, articulations and dynamics!
3) Complete Unit 2 Activity 2 Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.
Procession from Water Music

HS Jazz Band (Blue Note) – Thursday, April 9

ALL MEMBERS
1) Practice three (3) scales of your choice plus your chromatic scale for a total of 15 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Learn the song “Happy Birthday” in three different key signatures and work on this for at a minimum of 10 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Make an audio recording of Happy Birthday (3 different keys) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a short verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.

8th Grade Band – Thursday, April 9

All Band Members
1) Practice Page 42 (Chromatic Scale) and use your fingering chart as needed. Practice through this scale for at least 10 minutes today.
2) Practice pg. 6 #27, 28 & 29 today for 15 minutes. Be sure to play expressively with dynamics and correct key signatures.
3) Make an audio recording of your choice (chromatic scale or exercise) and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a short verbal self-evaluation of what went well today, what you thought about the sightread website and what you need to work for next class.

#27 These Hallowed Halls
#28 Regal Procession
#29 Skill Builder

HS Concert Band (Blue Symphonic Winds) – Friday, April 10

Woodwinds & BrassPercussion
1) Practice three (3) Fussell scales for 5 minutes each. Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 16-measure excerpt (lyrical or technical) from your current band music for 10 minutes. Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Complete Unit 5 Review Test Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.
SNARE DRUM/PRACTICE PAD
1) Practice three (3) rudiments for 5 minutes each (choose 1 roll rudiment, 1 diddle or flam rudiment, 1 drag rudiment). Bonus if you use a metronome.
2) Practice your choice of a 16 measure excerpt of music for 10 minutes (does not need to be current band music). Bonus if you use a metronome.
3) Make an audio recording of your chosen excerpt and share it with me via Google Drive. Be sure to include a verbal self-evaluation of what went well today and what you need to work for next class.

Beginning Concert Band – Friday, April 10

All Band Members
1) Practice Page 44 #1-20 (Rhythm Studies) Practice through these exercises for at least 10 minutes today.
2) Practice Page 20 (Procession from Water Music–audio play-along file is below) for 15 minutes. Pay attention to key signatures, repeat signs, articulations and dynamics!
3) Complete Unit 2 Activity 3 Theory Sheet (below). You may import the .pdf and annotate digitally to complete the sheet, then choose to email or share it with me.
Procession from Water Music

LEADERSHIP COURSE gd. 7-12 (any interested students)

UNIT 1: VIDEO INTRODUCTION and Course Rules

UNIT 2: What Does Music Teach Us? (Please use the link below to complete your worksheet)

UNIT 2: Google Form worksheet

UNIT 3: What Makes Music Kids So Different? (Please use the link below to complete your worksheet)

UNIT 3: Google Form worksheet


UPCOMING EVENTS

The information for our Summer Marching Band is now available on the Blue Regiment page. We need to confirm membership/intent to march via our CONTACT form. There will be a $50 deposit required for all members (checks payable to Centerville Music Boosters), however do not send any other payments in until further notice.



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